Taught course

Information and Library Studies

University of Strathclyde · Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements: UK Bachelor’s degree at 2:1 or higher, or its equivalent if outside the UK.

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

You'll receive the highest quality teaching from the leading information science school in Scotland and one of the top three in the UK. You'll also receive unmatched professional engagement via our partnership with one of the largest cultural consortiums in Europe.

It's the only course in the UK that in semester 1 or 2 will provide a weekly, one-day placement in a Central Scotland library and information service. Current partners include Glasgow Life, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Enterprise, the BBC, and the Scottish Government. You'll be exposed to the latest developments in library and information practice to learn in practice alongside the theory you learn in lectures and labs. You'll also receive guest lectures from leading library professionals, and the option to undertake your MSc thesis research in the professional context.

We're a member of the iSchools group, a partnership of the world's leading information schools, and our courses are professionally accredited by CILIP, incorporating international reciprocal agreements.

We're members of the two national Doctoral Training Consortiums, the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities and the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences.

Our staff are regular contributors to the leading international Information Science Index (ISI) ranked library and information science journals.

We have been a leading school of library and information science teaching and research for 70 years.

For more information on the course please see the website.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £5,000 Rest of UK £6,000
International students
EU £5,000 Non EU £16,000

For funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
18 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months

Further details of qualification

Accredited by the CILIP.

Course contact details

Dianne Pennington
+44 (0)141 548 3900